Esstee Big Band
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10 door

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

 

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Georgia Bennet
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Bennet

Front Bar // Free

Georgia Bennett comes to the Wesley Anne to enchant her audience, both in seduction and melancholy. Her jazz influences meet with a ‘Lana Del Rey’ style of writing and singing, a combination that is sure to tingle the senses of any audience. Tales of love and loss are told with a femme fatale attitude and sultry, ethereal vocals, that will be best experienced in this intimate setting.

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Wolf & Moon (GER)
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wolf & Moon (GER)

Band Room // $10

Dutch-German duo Wolf & Moon are hitting up Melbourne for their debut Australian Tour!
Before the long-awaited debut album "Before It Gets Dark", Wolf & Moon will announce "Static Pair", the title song of the Game of Thrones exhibition in January 2019. " Unseen Westeros ". And of course - how could it be otherwise - Wolf & Moon continues to be seen and heard live around the world conquering the hearts of fans, lovers, radios and music blogs and are streamed hundreds of thousands of times.

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Rhythm X Revival
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Rhythm X Revival

Free // Front Bar

Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new rocking country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero. The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers' Studio.

The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival).

Website // Facebook
 

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Rosario De Marco
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

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Adrian Whyte Trio
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Adrian Whyte Trio takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for! Performing Thurdsay the 27th of December in the front bar.

Website // Spotify

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Rhythm X Revival
Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Rhythm X Revival

Free // Front Bar

Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new rocking country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero. The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers' Studio.

The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival).

Website // Facebook
 

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Vipers Dream Swing Team
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Vipers Dream Swing Team

Free // Front Bar

Come down to the Wesley Anne front bar for some Gypsy Swing played by Melbourne's most recently constructed Manouche ensemble "Viper's Dream Swing Team"
Put together by local chromatic harmonica player Chris Maunders, the group's stella lineup of musicians have a unique blend of instrumentation as they bounce through energetic tunes from the 20's and 30's, the perfect sound to sink some early evening beverages to!

Chris Maunders - Chromatic Harmonica
Adam Russo - Guitar
Sam O'Halloran - Guitar

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Rosario De Marco
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Website // Facebook Event

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Piano Atmospherix
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Front Bar

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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The Sounds of Science
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Sounds of Science

Band Room // Adult: $15 Concession: $13

The Sounds of Science is a storytelling night where a group of science lovers take us back to where it all began.

When scientists speak publicly they are normally explaining how our world works, or the results of their research. We very rarely hear about the scientists themselves. What drew them to their career? What gets them out of bed in the morning? What started them on their journey of lifelong discovery? Why does the science matter to them?

‘The Sounds of Science’ is a chance to hear where it all began for them; their origin story. What stoked their interest and passion into a life long adventure in science?

Come to the beautiful Wesley Anne, grab a meal and a beverage and hear five scientists share their personal stories about science.

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ASKYA + Ryan Edmond + Albert Gray
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

ASKYA + Ryan Edmond + Albert Gray

Band Room // $10 entry

Producer/singer/songwriter ASKYA blends Folk x Electronic with airy vocals meeting electronic textures. ASKYA locked himself away the past year to write and teach himself production, whether in a Swiss mountain cabin or Australian beach shack. Moving between Zurich, Switzerland and the surf town of Margaret River in Western Australia, ASKYA writes songs with a sense of vulnerability that reflect experiences far beyond his years.

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Ryan Edmond was taught cornet from a young age by his grandfather. It was only over the past few years living in Sweden he began singing/songwriting and recording.
Now being back home in Western Australia he is focusing on finishing his first album, inspired by the contrasts of living in the two different countries. The first single of the album will be released in the coming months.

Facebook // Instagram

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MänDzjér
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

MänDzjér

Free // Front Bar

MänDzjér is a dynamic and inspiring melting pot of musical flavours, blended together on Accordion and Guitar. The Music the Duo brings together is spontaneous, colourful and played with joy. Their collaborative playing depicts an intensity and musical understanding that comes from their mutual music backgrounds.
Accordion – Tony Mite’
Guitar – Jeremy Bourke

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Making their debut by taking over the Wesley Anne, the Jess Mahler trio will bring old tunes back to life. These Melbourne based musicians (Guitar: Lachy Meagher, Sax: Jess Mahler and Vocals: Gabrielle Di Mauro) will warm up your Thursday evening with swinging tunes from the ages, taking on some of Jazz's finest standards.

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Louis Valentine & The Golden Age
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Louis Valentine & The Golden Age

Band Room // $10

Louis Valentine & The Golden Age are back and we have a new record to play for you.

Lambda Lambda Lambda is now finished and we are shitting our pants excited. In Turkey, they say çok heyecanlı.

On Saturday, 15th December, for the first time in just over a year, Louis Valentine & The Golden Age will be playing live in Melbourne at the Wesley Anne. The delightful Jack The Fox and the ever charming Kev Walsh will be joining us for the evening.

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Rachael Comte Album Launch
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Rachael Comte Album Launch

Band Room // $15/$12 concession

On what is promised to be a very special night, Rachael Comte will launching her debut solo alubm, 'Where I've Begun'. With an album unbothered and burdened by the outside pressures of time or expectation, Where I’ve Begun is a fitting representation of the way Comte approaches her musical craft; an open mind and dedication, with the ability to explore humour, emotion and ambition in spades. She will be joined on the night by a band of dear friends and all round legends Joseph Batrouney, Jessica Palmer and Andrew McEwan. Supports will include the stunning Joshua Kelly & Matthew Hayes duo with special guest Stephen Magnusson, and striking spoken word poet Rhiann Isaacs.

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Sam O'Halloran
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Sam O'Halloran

Front Bar // Free

Sam and friends plays the jazz. Sam O'Halloran interprets jazz influenced by New Orleans, early bebop and Django Reinhardt on his guitar. Playing quirky tunes from the 20's to the 50's, this guitar, drums and bass trio is about fun tunes with a big groves.


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ade ishs Trio
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

ade ishs Trio

Free // Front Bar

Pianist ade ishs recently travelled alongside his accomplished trio with drummer Alex Roper and bassist Rory Brown to Bali to impress the crowd at the Ubud Village Jazz Festival. Local Indonesian magazine Jazzuality reviewed the performance, “Simply lovely feel-good show from ade ishs Trio, we hope to see him here again some other times.”

In this show at Wesley Anne, they will bring the lovely feel-good atmosphere for Melburnians as well as showcasing new works.

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Dom Major
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Dom Major

Front Bar // Free

Melbourne based ‘Folk/Rocker’ who writes self-confessed ‘sad bastard music’.

Dom Major transfers his unique outlook of the ever changing world into songs crafted with honesty and fragility. Armed with his acoustic and electric guitars, Dom’s songs vary in dynamic and delivery. Ranging from lullabies to discordant angsty mess. Dom very recently relocated from Manchester (UK) to Melbourne, and is keen to make the same impact here, as he did in the rainy UK city.

After supporting up and coming stars Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Brookes and Chastity Brown, Dom released his debut single Cigarettes and Beer which Triple J has described as being full of 'Sweeping moments that stir the soul'. Dom is currently gearing up to release his second single in mid-December.
"Trapped somewhere between Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst" - Sweet Sweet Records

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Beer & Carols
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Beer & Carols

Band Room // Free

Love singing carols? Want to touch base with the spirit of Christmas? Want to gather with friends in a great pub?

Come join us at the iconic Wesley Anne Pub in Northcote to sing carols together.

Everyone is welcome, whether you go to church, or have never been to church. Whether you are young or old.

Sunday 9th December between 4pm and 6pm

Happily hosted by Northcote Uniting Church and Richmond Uniting Church, with musicians from Brunswick Uniting Church. 

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John Flanagan, Kate Lucas, Brian Campeau + Natalie Carolan
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

John Flanagan, Kate Lucas, Brian Campeau + Natalie Carolan

Band Room // $15

John Flanagan, Kate Lucas, Brian Campeau and Natalie Carolan will each play a short set as part of this matinee fundraiser event.

All the proceeds of the gig will be going towards the Peter Mac Research Centre.

Bring your friends. Bring your kids. Bring your grandma.

$15 entry. Feel free to donate more.

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Jason Lowe
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Jason Lowe

Free // Front Bar

Lowe's astounding abilities as a Singer-Songwriter, storyteller, and performer, as well as his prodigious skills on the lap slide guitar and acoustic guitar are mesmerising and awe inspiring. His performances are intimate, a euphoric experience to be remembered, embodying an emotional, poetic, and musical power likening him to such greats as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

Jason Lowe is a proud Endorsee of Cole Clark Guitars (AUS) and K&K Pickups (USA)

Website // Bandcamp // Spotify

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Myrtle Beech Hot Swing
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Myrtle Beech Hot Swing

Front Bar // Free

Enjoy the sounds of Melbourne's newest swing trio "Myrtle Beech Hot Swing" as they plonk through tunes of the French Manouche and early jazz world, paying homage to swing greats such as Django, Satch and Goodman. A great evening to slide some drinks down to!

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Meiwa + Ratchild
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Meiwa + Ratchild

Band Room // $10

Join Rat Child and Meiwa for an evening of mellow grooves, mindful meditations, and mesmerizing allure. Rat Child will warm up the evening with soul-blues influenced part-personal part-political storytelling. Followed by Meiwa with a 6 piece band, sharing songs of personal reflections and vulnerability. Doors at 8:00pm, music starts at 8:30pm. $10 at the door.

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Rain of Animals
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Rain of Animals

Free // Front Bar

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocal harmony, bluegrass, swing, oldtime, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Moulin Beige
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Moulin Beige

Band Room // Concession $20, Full Price $30 or Show and Meal Deal $40

Bring your party to The Moulin Beige for ‘a night of fun and frivolity’- Heckler.

Hosted by Squeezeboxing MC Liz Skitch, see clown punk duo DON & DONNNIE, electric 80s powerhouse JANE FONDLE, side splitting burlesque from BETTY BOMBERS, debut drag from MAY O’NAISE, Nutcracker Unwrapped by TEDDY TRANSCENDANT and more surprises to come!

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’ - Australian Stage

‘Expect the Unexpected’ - Heckler

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Liz Skitch

Squeezeboxing MC

Teddy Transcendent

Nutcracker Unwrapped

Jane Fondle

Electric 80s Powerhouse

May O’Naiz

She’s cheap, white and tasteless

Don and Donnie

Punk Clown Comedy Duo

Bettie Bombers

Burlesque at its best

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The SongCraft Symposium
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

The SongCraft Symposium

Band Room // $10 presale, $15 on the door

The SongCraft Symposium is a public examination of the catchiest ever subject matter - songwriting. Many people have tried songwriting, and many more have considered giving it a go - so how exactly does one go about bringing music into existence?

On December 2, we'll be exploring the process of creation with the inescapably talented James Fahy. With the voice of Jeff Buckley and a style all his own, James meticulously crafts songs into alt-pop gems that are rife with feeling and stay in your head for days. He'll be sharing his music as well insights from the process of songwriting and performance.

Hosted by music philosopher Joe Oppenheimer, together we'll be hunting down the essentials of songwriting. From melodies to mindset and messages, we'll celebrate the liberation that creative fluency can enable as the reward for showing up.

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Duo Novo
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Duo Novo

Free // Front Bar

Laid back and fresh like a Rio sea breeze, Duo Novo play classics from popular Brasilian artists of the 1960’s. Making complex jazz harmony of the bossa nova style seemingly simple, Oscar Poncell (guitar) provides the foundation to which Jolene Moran (vocals) melodically plays with contrasting Portuguese and English lyrics.

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Blue Rose
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Free // Front Bar

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing early ballads, downtempo blues and the occasional more bouncy number. Repertoire is sourced from all over, but the principle remains the same - simple, beautiful and stripped back traditional jazz. The group is led by Oscar Neyland on bass, vocals and arrangements, with Cheryl Durongpisitkul on clarinet, alto saxophone and vocals, Ellie Lamb on trombone and vocals, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar and vocals.

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Merri Creek Gospel Explosion Choir
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Merri Creek Gospel Explosion Choir

Band Room // $5 adults (kids free)

Join the Merri Creek Gospel Explosion Choir for a Merry Christmas sing-a-long!

We’re bringing our gospel groove to the Christmas tunes you know and love - and we want you to be a part of it!*
Bring your friends and family, settle in with your beverage of choice and kick off the festive season in fun-ky style.
*Singing along is not compulsory but highly encouraged

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Greg Arnold
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Arnold

Band Room // $20+BF pre / $25 door

“Against The Wheel” Album Launch Tour

Greg Arnold is the award winning singer-songwriter behind Australian folk-rock institution Things of Stone and Wood.

He wrote the top ten hit "Happy Birthday Helen", the top four radio played song "Wildflowers" and the two top ten albums "The Yearning" and "Junk Theatre". The band won an ARIA and Greg was named Australian Songwriter of the Year by APRA in 1993.

This November sees him return to Australia to launch his solo release "Against the Wheel" - an acoustic album recorded in his new home Geneva, Switzerland. Also, in addition to performing the new record, as part of these intimate and special shows Greg will of course revisit some TOSAW classics.

Always happy to accommodate an obscure back catalogue request, he also promises to share at least one moderately amusing anecdote from an occasionally bizarre life in folk-rock.

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Lola Sola
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Lola Sola

Free // Front Bar

After a successful run of shows this year, touring the East Coast of Australia and throughout New Zealand, Kiwi singer/songwriter Lola Sola is excited to be bringing her newest release "all I need" to Melbourne's Wesley Anne front bar on the 30th of Nov.

"Unguarded and honest in it's soaring simplicity, all I need, is a brilliant snapshot of an incredible songwriter captured in their purest form."
Laundry Echo, ACT

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Hermeto Magnético + Danilo Rojas
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Hermeto Magnético + Danilo Rojas

Band Room // $20 / $15 concession

The acclaimed pianist Danilo Rojas (Bolivia) leads the Danilo Rojas Quartet, whose improvisation stems from the tradition of the Andean and popular music of his country. The repertoire of the quartet "travels" through diverse and colourful rhythms, harmonies and melodies within contemporary music styles.

The quartet will feature in a double bill with the octet Hermeto Magnético, who are dedicated to uncovering the repertoire of Brazil’s most prolific composer Hermeto Pascoal, whose musical genius is magnetic. Made up of stellar musicians of Melbourne’s live music scene, Hermeto Magnético feature eclectic melodies, otherworldly soundscapes and free improvisation. Join us for a night that celebrates contemporary Latin American improvisers and their music.

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Rain of Animals
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rain of Animals

Free // Front Bar

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocal harmony, bluegrass, swing, oldtime, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rosario
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

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Esstee Big Band
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10 door

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

 

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Ben Delves Trio
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Delves Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Ben Delves Trio are back at the Wesley Anne front bar to bring you their hard bopping jazz heroics. Afternoons on Saturday the 17th and 24th of November come and enjoy some of Melbourne's tallest boppers at one of Melbourne's premier water holes. Ben Delves, Ollie Cox, and Monty Shnier, will be joined by a new special guest artist each Saturday!

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Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai

Band Room // $20+BF pre / $25 door

Australian born vagabond Stu Larsen and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced tour dates to finish a massive year that has taken them from Australia to Japan and on to North America, with a giant European run coming up next month before finally returning to Australia for their final shows of the year.

Earlier this year, the duo released their second EP together, aptly titled Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai II (via Nettwerk Records). The 4-song EP includes two original tracks – “My Poor Father” and “Hajimari” – but, also two reinterpretations of tracks from Larsen’s last album Resolute – “Chicago Song” and “Going Back To Bowenville.” Natsuki adds a swagger and energy to Stu’s observations on life from his travels.

Nearly eight years ago, Natsuki and Larsen met in the middle of Tokyo and quickly connected with each other. “I spoke no Japanese and Natsuki didn’t speak English so we found we had to communicate in other ways. We both agree that this allowed us to form a deeper connection, without the use of words,” says Larsen. Since then, they’ve continued traveling back and forth from Australia to Japan, playing shows and festivals along the way.

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